Common Vancouver Kitchen Pests

For anyone who is faced with waging war on bugs in their kitchen, you’re not alone. All kinds of pests choose kitchens to inhabit. From insects like ants and roaches to rodents, pests are in search of food, water, and shelter. Seaside Pest Control is your best defence.

With over 20 years of experience, Seaside Pest Control is dedicated to maintaining the most effective ways to keep your kitchen and all areas of your home safe and free of pests. We will keep you and your family healthy and safe, which means not just ridding your home of pests but doing so using completely eco-friendly methods. We also want to guarantee your satisfaction, so we listen to your feedback. You can trust that our licensed and certified team is all knowledgeable and provide top-notch service, so re-treatment is at no extra cost. Our technician will come right out to make sure the problem is completely taken care of.

When you need quick service and effective prevention, Seaside Pest Control is the right call.

Kitchen Pests in Vancouver

Although there are several types of home pests in Vancouver, there are those that are particularly attracted to your kitchen and can set up residence in and around it. Knowing which ones to look for is a good idea. The most common kitchen pests are ants, cockroaches, flies, rodents, and various pantry pests.


Although mainly gaining entry through an open door or window, ants can also get through the smallest cracks in the walls or cracks around the windows. The ants you see marching in a single file or gathered around a spill may simply be coming from a satellite nest, so if it is possible to locate the main nest somewhere around your property or the neighbour’s, all the better.


As the most common kitchen pests, these brown cockroaches have become the poster child symbolizing an unclean kitchen. Spotting a cockroach while you’re eating the food you have just prepared is the last thing you want to see. Cockroaches can contaminate food and spread disease. Once you spot one, consider that your actions should be urgent.


Flies, whether of the house fly or fruit fly variety, are masters of getting into your home, particularly the kitchen. One of their favourite places is in your trash can, although they are attracted to any rotting fruit, meat, or vegetables. They’ll also be attracted to any dirty dish left out. Although they don’t bite or sting, it is possible for house flies to carry dangerous bacteria like E. coli and salmonella.


Mice and rats can also carry diseases like Hantavirus and salmonella. They also chew on anything in your home and cause a lot of damage; they can even choose to bite you. Both of these rodents can get into your home through very small openings. Mice can fit through holes the size of a dime. In addition to being attracted to your kitchen because it is the most reliable source of food, they also see your home as being a place of seclusion and warmth, especially during winter months.

Pantry Pests

Pests in the pantry can range from pantry moths and pantry beetles to pantry weevils. More of a nuisance than a hazard, they can cause your food to mould and spoil, so if you see one crawling around in your dry foods, you’ll have to throw them away.

If pests get established in or around your kitchen, that is a perfect place for them to set up camp and multiply.

Rid Your Kitchen of Infestations in Vancouver

Contact Seaside Pest Control and rid your kitchen and home of infestations. We are experts at identifying pests and know how to get rid of them. Located in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Aldergrove, Burnaby, Chilliwack, Cloverdale, Coquitlam, Delta, Ladner, Langley, Maple Ridge, Mission, New Westminster, North Vancouver, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, Richmond, Surrey, Tsawwassen, West Vancouver, and White Rock, we are your local exterminator and can respond quickly.